Community Directory

Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
The Little Lot Ltd

The Little Lot is a community nursery and provides a fun, friendly and stimulating environment for 2 - 4 year olds, where the emphasis is on children ‘Learning through Play’.
Children are valued as individuals and we aim to provide the very best environment for those children. We aim to give the children a fulfilling and rewarding pre-school education, which will provide a firm foundation for future growth and development.

We are concerned with the all round development of the children, their physical, intellectual, moral, social and emotional development. Our activities are planned and structured to enable children to extend their skills in all areas, at their own pace with qualified and experienced staff, encouraging and extending the children’s ideas and activities in order to work through and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles.

The Oaks Centre

Owned and managed by St Paul’s Church, Penketh, The Oaks Centre seeks to enrich the lives of people of all ages and abilities in the community, by offering hospitality and facilities to meet the needs of local groups and individuals.
The Oaks Centre offers the following :
Community Café – The Old School Café
Charity Shop – Mrs Nutkins’ Nearly New Shop
Computer Room – The IT Room
Weekly café and activities supporting people with dementia, their families and carers – Forget-Me-Not-Café
A variety of clubs, activities and events (see What’s On pages)
Rooms for hire for private, community & commercial activities (see Room Hire pages)
The Oaks Centre is located on Stocks Lane, Penketh, almost opposite the Crown & Cushion pub. It can be easily reached by public transport, and also benefits from onsite parking facilities. Proceeds from the café, shop and IT centre are used to help fund the Oaks Centre and its community work. True to our Christian ethos, we welcome people from the whole spectrum of the local community regardless of age, race, disability or background, and actively promote inclusion and participation in our community. The Centre is staffed mainly by volunteers, and we provide opportunities for local people to get involved, train for qualifications, and gain valuable experience by volunteering with us. Why not take a look at the ways you can get involved ?

The Old School

A building with rooms to hire providing many different groups, organisations and clubs a venue to deliver excellent services to the people of Fairfield, Howley and beyond.

The Olive Tree Community Centre

The Centre is for the use of the local community and the Methodist church. Rooms are available for hire. Projects for the community are run on the premises. A community cafe is open three times a week and for other special occasions. The Centre is generally open from 8.30am until 9.00pm.

The Reader Organisation

The Reader Organisation is an award-winning charitable social enterprise working to connect people with great literature through shared reading. We’re here to bring books to life, creating welcoming environments in which personal feeling is recognised and valued, forming vital connections between people and literature through which everyone can feel more alive.

The River Reeves Foundation

The River Reeves Foundation has the ambition to help young people realise their dreams as actors, writers, artists, directors and musicians through grants, donations and other payments. We aim to provide the financial support that ensures passionate, talented young men and women can dare to dream about their futures within the arts.

The River Reeves Foundation will also be working closely with schools across Warrington to support the town’s most talented pupils. The River Reeves Foundation will be providing the funding for talented pupils selected by their schools to receive musical tuition across a range of instruments.

The Roy Humphreys Centre
The Salvation Army
The School Charity (Naylor Trust)

The promoting of the educational, social and physical training needs of persons resident in the parish of croft under the age of 25 years who are in need of financial assistance.

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is the confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK* open every day and night of the year. Our specially trained helpline staff:

-Offer information, friendship and advice
-Link callers to local groups and services
-Offer regular befriending calls
-Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect

Thelwall Morris Men
Thelwall Pre-School

Situated in the heart of Thelwall Village, Thelwall Pre-school is based at Thelwall Parish Hall, in a picturesque conservation area, and surrounded by fields, trees and nature. As well as a spacious hall and a smaller focus room we have two large, secure outdoor play areas.
We cater for children from 2 years old to 4 years 11 months. Applications for places are welcome at any age.

In our happy, child lead fun environment, we plan for the individual child with interesting and stimulating activities through play. Basic early learning skills are positively encouraged under the supervision of our regular, caring and highly skilled and qualified staff. We encourage the children’s social skills through caring, sharing, turn taking, listening, awareness and respect for others. We aim to provide a safe and secure environment where children can develop an understanding of the world around them with enjoyment, a sense of independence, achievement and wonder.
Thelwall Pre-school feeds into all local primary schools, including those in Thelwall, Lymm, Grappenhall & Latchford.


theTable@Oakwood is a sub group of the Church of the Transfiguration, Birchwood, as part of the United Parish of Birchwood & Woolston which also includes The Church of the Ascension, Woolston. Working as part of the Warrington East Team. We will also be working ecumenically with Birchwood Community Church and Thomas Risley URC. theTable@Oakwood delivers community based groups and activities for all members of local area.

Ti Ti Ta Hungarian Dance Group

Our group promotes Hungarian folkdance and music. Our aim is to show and teach our traditional dances to others (not just to Hungarians). We sometimes perform at family events and at cultural festivals. We rehearse every two weeks on Saturday nights. We welcome everybody who love music, dance and has an interest in other cultures.

Time 4 Sharing

Time Banking is a way of trading skills in a community. It uses time, rather than money, as the measurement tool. Members of a Time Bank share their skills with other members within the community and are given time credits for the work they do.With the credits they gain, each member can ‘buy' someone else's time, and get the service they need.

Together Trust

The Together Trust is a voluntary organisation providing a wide range of care, special education and community services for children and adults with autism, learning difficulties and/or complex needs.

At the Together Trust we believe everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. We provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, short breaks, community, family support and specialist educational support through our schools and college.

We can also offer families and carers a wide range of training, consultancy and support to help people make choices and have control. We accept referrals from all over the UK with our services based in the North West of England and the surrounding areas.

In addition to local authority funded places, our services can be purchased by families, carers, and service users over the age of 18 or their brokers via a direct payment, individual budget, individual service fund or personal/private funds.


Trans*Warrington is a social, help and information group, our aim is to reduce social isolation within our community, to work with local service providers and provide a safe and secure location in which to meet socially, for everyone within the transgender spectrum, their partners, family, friends and our trans* allies.
To support Transgender people throughout their transition, at every stage, in and around the Warrington area of Cheshire.

Tree of Hope

Tree of Hope support families of sick or disabled children to raise funds for things not available through the UK health system. These include Equipment, Operations, Therapies and treatments. Also big projects such as house adaptations and sensory gardens. Though based in Kent, we work across the UK and have several families in Warrington.

Trust Property Held in Connexion with Cairo St Chapel, Warrington

To provide worship in the Cairo street chapel Warrington and to serve the wider public in Warrington

University of Chester
University of Chester
Urban Church Warrington

We are a Church that loves God and loves people. Urban Church is a place people can call home, discover their purpose and experience the freedom that comes through knowing Jesus. Whether you would consider yourself a Christian or not, we’d love for you to come and visit us on a Sunday and see what we’re all about! Main event - Sunday 5pm, Longshaw Street.

Velocity Dance
Victim Services Cheshire

The Victims Services Cheshire website has been commissioned and funded by the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire. It was developed to provide a single place for local and national information about the support, information and guidance available to victims of crime in Cheshire. Halton & St Helens VCA, in partnership with CVS Cheshire East, Chester VA and Warrington VA have been supporting with the creation of the online resource.

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims of crime in England and Wales. We were set up over 40 years ago and have grown to become the oldest and largest victims' organisation in the world.


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